Table of Contents

Cover Story

Rear Guard

Rear Guard

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | In Las Vegas, the National Guard salutes. In New York, CBS plays with audience trust. At DNC headquarters, Kerry supporters are mum. But finding who's behind…

In this issue: "Rathergate," Sept. 25, 2004

Features

Long, long way from 'normal'

Long, long way from 'normal'

By Lynn Vincent

Hurricane Ivan | Storm-weary U.S. coastline takes another heavy hit, just as cleanup and relief efforts begin among devastated Caribbean islands. With tens of thousands…

Border bombshells

Border bombshells

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | A UN agency is finding evidence outside Iraq of Saddam's WMD program

Tough love

Tough love

By Priya Abraham

Persecution | Despite cooperation in the war on terror, Saudi Arabia earns U.S. censure for ongoing religious persecution

Scott Stapp's new creed

Scott Stapp's new creed

By Lynn Vincent

Interview | The former lead singer for Creed talks about the spiritual struggles that led him into rock music, shaped the popular band's biggest hits, and finally guided…

Putting cool in homeschool

Putting cool in homeschool

By Joanna Veith & Jim Schenke

Education | From orchestra to mosh pit, non-traditional learners take tradition to a new level

Irreligious studies

Irreligious studies

By John Dawson

Higher Education | The church has not prepared young Christians for the liberal religion programs at most universities

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Blogging in

Blogging in

By Russ Lipton

Heaven cares nothing about man's credentials as such but cares only whether the speaker is telling the truth or offering his own opinion

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Canada's heroes In the United States, we have a monument for Americans who died in Vietnam. In Canada, organizers are preparing a monument for Americans who…

Reviews

Father of the Pride

Father of the Pride

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | This TV-14 rated sit-com is for adults only, though it is hard to imagine even adults liking it

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

By Andrew Coffin

Video | Although the cartoon doesn't break any new ground, many will find it more enjoyable than Disney's bigger-budget releases

Cellular

Cellular

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This film provides some enjoyably tense entertainment-at least for those with a high capacity for suspended disbelief

Best-selling CDs

Notable CDs | The top five best-selling CDs according to Billboard magazine, Sept. 11

Notebook

Actual malice

Actual malice

By John Dawson

Sports | In the midst of an altercation with fans, Rangers reliever Frank Francisco threw a chair into the stands

Traveling tube

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The mobile phone industry is promising its new phones will be able to receive TV-like content

Voices

Water log

Water log

By Joel Belz

Even wealth, resilience, and resourcefulness are no match for hurricane season's fury

Forging ahead

Forging ahead

By Gene Edward Veith

The falsifying of documents has a history and a worldview

Horror and hope

Horror and hope

By John Piper

The worst evil should make us tremble but not doubt

Pivotal moments

Pivotal moments

By Marvin Olasky

What John Kerry and his media allies should understand

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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